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30th Apr '16 6:33:12 PM Kotomikun
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* The Capitol Steps parodied this concept in "Everybody Must Get Cloned" (itself a parody of [[EverybodyMustGetStoned a certain Bob Dylan song]]). The character makes a [[CloningBlues somewhat deteriorated]] clone of himself for "replacement parts," and then it turns out his clone has a sub-clone for the same purpose.
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1st Jan '16 8:03:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Smallville}}'': This is the entire point of the clones of Lex Luthor. They were made so that their body parts and organs could be used to "rebuild" Lex's body after he was severely wounded in an explosion. When Lex "Prime" was killed permanently in season eight, the clones were still used for this, but this time to create a stable clone of Lex that could take his place (and have all of his memories). And if it wasn't all disturbing enough, the project ran out of clones before they could take a heart, because the last clone had already been hidden from Lex's people, so the [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]] version of Lionel Luthor, looking to get his son back, took this trope even further- by trying to take the heart from [[spoiler: ''[[OffingTheOffspring his own]]'' ''[[TheUnfavorite daughter]]'']].

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* ''{{Smallville}}'': ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': This is the entire point of the clones of Lex Luthor. They were made so that their body parts and organs could be used to "rebuild" Lex's body after he was severely wounded in an explosion. When Lex "Prime" was killed permanently in season eight, the clones were still used for this, but this time to create a stable clone of Lex that could take his place (and have all of his memories). And if it wasn't all disturbing enough, the project ran out of clones before they could take a heart, because the last clone had already been hidden from Lex's people, so the [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]] version of Lionel Luthor, looking to get his son back, took this trope even further- by trying to take the heart from [[spoiler: ''[[OffingTheOffspring his own]]'' ''[[TheUnfavorite daughter]]'']].
4th Jun '15 6:59:33 PM TSBasilisk
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* A major plot element in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' is that the Harvesters are raiding human colonies for specific organs and tissues. [[spoiler:The residents of Earth became obsessed with lengthening their lifespans and began to regard the colonists as nothing but organ banks for their survival]].

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* A major plot element in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' is that the Harvesters are raiding human colonies for specific organs and tissues.tissues and some colonies willingly collaborate to avoid complete destruction. [[spoiler:The residents of Earth became obsessed with lengthening their lifespans and began to regard the colonists as nothing but organ banks for their survival]].
4th Jun '15 6:58:44 PM TSBasilisk
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* A major plot element in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'': [[spoiler:Entire worlds were set up for their peoples to unknowingly provide specific replacement organs for the humans of future-Earth - the homeworlds of the ''Vandread's'' crew, for example, were male-only and female-only and provided their respective reproductive organs.]]

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* A major plot element in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'': [[spoiler:Entire worlds were set up ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' is that the Harvesters are raiding human colonies for specific organs and tissues. [[spoiler:The residents of Earth became obsessed with lengthening their lifespans and began to regard the colonists as nothing but organ banks for their peoples to unknowingly provide specific replacement organs for the humans of future-Earth - the homeworlds of the ''Vandread's'' crew, for example, were male-only and female-only and provided their respective reproductive organs.]]survival]].
22nd May '15 4:46:02 PM AceOfScarabs
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* In ''Urusei Yatsura: The Senior Year'' by Gorgo, one of the ancient precursor races had the common policy of using cloning technology to create multiple duplicates of themselves, who would be stored until their original template required replacement organs or such (An entire section of one chapter is devoted to a horrified Ataru witnessing the apparent clone of one of the girls he had befriended being cut opened and having her organs extracted). These clones were treated as little more than spare parts. Because of this, some of the peoples who descended from these AbusivePrecursors were very against the technology of cloning, although they still treat some of the people who descended from said clones a little derisively.

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* In ''Urusei Yatsura: The Senior Year'' by Gorgo, one of the ancient precursor races had the common policy of using cloning technology to create multiple duplicates of themselves, who would be stored until their original template required replacement organs or such (An entire section of one chapter is devoted to a horrified Ataru witnessing the apparent clone of one of the girls he had befriended being cut opened and having her organs extracted).extracted inside a memory construcct/flashback). These clones were treated as little more than spare parts. Because of this, some of the peoples who descended from these AbusivePrecursors were very against the technology of cloning, although they still treat some of the people who descended from said clones a little derisively.
22nd May '15 4:00:46 AM AceOfScarabs
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* In ''Urusei Yatsura: The Senior Year'' by Gorgo, one of the ancient precursor races had the common policy of using cloning technology to create duplicates of themselves, who would be stored until their original template required replacement organs or such. These clones were treated as little more than spare parts. Because of this, some of the peoples who descended from these AbusivePrecursors were very against the technology of cloning.

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* In ''Urusei Yatsura: The Senior Year'' by Gorgo, one of the ancient precursor races had the common policy of using cloning technology to create multiple duplicates of themselves, who would be stored until their original template required replacement organs or such.such (An entire section of one chapter is devoted to a horrified Ataru witnessing the apparent clone of one of the girls he had befriended being cut opened and having her organs extracted). These clones were treated as little more than spare parts. Because of this, some of the peoples who descended from these AbusivePrecursors were very against the technology of cloning.cloning, although they still treat some of the people who descended from said clones a little derisively.
22nd May '15 3:34:44 AM AceOfScarabs
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* In ''Urusei Yatsura: The Senior Year'' by Gorgo, one of the ancient precursor races had the common policy of using cloning technology to create duplicates of themselves, who would be stored until their original template required replacement organs or such. These clones were treated as little more than spare parts. Because of this, some of the peoples who descended from these AbusivePrecursors were very against the technology of cloning.
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9th May '15 1:22:29 PM CynicalBastardo
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** This trope comes up in [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 the first game as well]]. Garrus mentions [[ThatOneCase a criminal who once got away from him]] where a Salarian doctor was cloning organs inside poor volunteers for a black market organ ring. You can track him down to find that his patients have gone insane and can bring karma upon him.
23rd Feb '15 1:50:10 PM wuggles
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* Creator/JodiPicoult examined this in ''Literature/MySistersKeeper''. Anna is a designer baby, genetically engineered to save the life of her older sister, Kate. When Kate's kidneys fail, Anna's parents expect her to hand over one of her kidneys. She sues them in order to gain control of her own body [[spoiler:although it is later revealed that big sister - and the beneficiary of Anna's donations - Kate had much more trouble with this arrangement than Anna did]]. The attitude of her mother, in particular, can be pretty chilling - at the best of times, Sara is hugely insensitive and [[ParentalFavoritism so obsessed with Kate]] that she fails to see the dire straits Anna and [[TheUnfavourite older brother Jesse]] are in...but at worst, there is something downright creepy in her tendency to break Anna down into her component physical parts. Two examples stand out: Even at Anna's birth, Sara totally fails to mention her newborn as she rushes off to oversee Kate's treatment thanks to Anna's umbilical cord. Still creepier is when she denies Anna a chance to go to hockey camp in case something happens to Kate - since when the next crisis strikes "we will need Anna - her blood, her stem cells, her tissue - right here."

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* Creator/JodiPicoult examined this in ''Literature/MySistersKeeper''. Anna is a designer baby, {{designer baby}}, genetically engineered to save the life of her older sister, Kate. When Kate's kidneys fail, Anna's parents expect her to hand over one of her kidneys. She sues them in order to gain control of her own body [[spoiler:although it is later revealed that big sister - and the beneficiary of Anna's donations - Kate had much more trouble with this arrangement than Anna did]]. The attitude of her mother, in particular, can be pretty chilling - at the best of times, Sara is hugely insensitive and [[ParentalFavoritism so obsessed with Kate]] that she fails to see the dire straits Anna and [[TheUnfavourite older brother Jesse]] are in...but at worst, there is something downright creepy in her tendency to break Anna down into her component physical parts. Two examples stand out: Even at Anna's birth, Sara totally fails to mention her newborn as she rushes off to oversee Kate's treatment thanks to Anna's umbilical cord. Still creepier is when she denies Anna a chance to go to hockey camp in case something happens to Kate - since when the next crisis strikes "we will need Anna - her blood, her stem cells, her tissue - right here."
6th Jan '15 10:48:59 AM MarchVee
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* JodiPicoult examined this in ''Literature/MySistersKeeper''. Anna is a designer baby, genetically engineered to save the life of her older sister, Kate. When Kate's kidneys fail, Anna's parents expect her to hand over one of her kidneys. She sues them in order to gain control of her own body [[spoiler:although it is later revealed that big sister - and the beneficiary of Anna's donations - Kate had much more trouble with this arrangement than Anna did]]. The attitude of her mother, in particular, can be pretty chilling - at the best of times, Sara is hugely insensitive and [[ParentalFavoritism so obsessed with Kate]] that she fails to see the dire straits Anna and [[TheUnfavourite older brother Jesse]] are in...but at worst, there is something downright creepy in her tendency to break Anna down into her component physical parts. Two examples stand out: Even at Anna's birth, Sara totally fails to mention her newborn as she rushes off to oversee Kate's treatment thanks to Anna's umbilical cord. Still creepier is when she denies Anna a chance to go to hockey camp in case something happens to Kate - since when the next crisis strikes "we will need Anna - her blood, her stem cells, her tissue - right here."

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* JodiPicoult Creator/JodiPicoult examined this in ''Literature/MySistersKeeper''. Anna is a designer baby, genetically engineered to save the life of her older sister, Kate. When Kate's kidneys fail, Anna's parents expect her to hand over one of her kidneys. She sues them in order to gain control of her own body [[spoiler:although it is later revealed that big sister - and the beneficiary of Anna's donations - Kate had much more trouble with this arrangement than Anna did]]. The attitude of her mother, in particular, can be pretty chilling - at the best of times, Sara is hugely insensitive and [[ParentalFavoritism so obsessed with Kate]] that she fails to see the dire straits Anna and [[TheUnfavourite older brother Jesse]] are in...but at worst, there is something downright creepy in her tendency to break Anna down into her component physical parts. Two examples stand out: Even at Anna's birth, Sara totally fails to mention her newborn as she rushes off to oversee Kate's treatment thanks to Anna's umbilical cord. Still creepier is when she denies Anna a chance to go to hockey camp in case something happens to Kate - since when the next crisis strikes "we will need Anna - her blood, her stem cells, her tissue - right here."
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